Roof trims and accessories
Another broad interpretation of a subject area that offers architects access to a wealth of innovation and inspiration. All providers featured here are market and/or thought leaders, and all offer a depth of expertise not available elsewhere.
Non-penetrative Heavy Duty Support Systems
A detailed, but concise, presentation that considers the issues surrounding mounting heavy plant on flat roofs. Traditional mounting techniques utilising pre-cast or poured concrete (among other less suitable solutions), are often impractical, time-consuming or unfeasible when applied to modern building practices for roofing. A practical and cost-effective alternative is the use of non-penetrative free-standing mountings solutions, which allow for a flexible and timely installation.
Big Foot’s product is capable of supporting weights such as package plant and chillers through to small air conditioning units and duct work. Big Foot can produce detailed reports, using FEA (Finite Element Analysis) software, which considers sectional weights, levels of deflection and the associated positioning of required supports. Should the installed products be subjected to wind loadings Big Foot is also capable of producing CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) reports. Its product range, coupled with the level of supporting data that it is able to supply, is second to none and positions the company as a credible supplier to the construction industry.
Roof Windows, Sustainability, Security and Safety
FAKRO’s presentation relates to use of roof windows to enhance Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM performance. It examines how products differ in terms of security, U-values, material quality and air-tightness, as well as other aspects of technical performance/certification, including BBA and FSC.
Fakro manufactures a wide range of natural pine, white PU-coated pine and PVC roof windows, with many supported by BBA and FSC certification. Most windows and sizes are available in conservation style and bespoke commissions are routinely undertaken. Other products include roof window blinds and installation accessories, solar systems and loft ladders.